Thursday, April 14, 2016

Is Origin Access Worth It?

Origin has a deal called Origin Access where you pay $4.99 per month for a subscription and get access to games in the "Vault" and you also get access to trial version and discounts on some of their PC games.  Many wonder whether this is a good deal or not, and that all depends on how you play games.  

If you only like to play the newest games you can stop reading right now, because nearly all the games currently available in their vault were released two or more years ago.  Sure you can get free trials, but if your paying a total $60 a year those trials aren't all that free.

If you don't mind games that are a few years old, and especially if you don't have the $60-70 it costs for most PC games than the Origin Access begins to look a little better.  

The best thing about Origin Access is you can quit any time!

If you had to be locked into an entire year I wouldn't necessarily suggest a subscription, but $5 for a month isn't much of a risk.  I only had a subscription for two months before I canceled, and I have a feeling I'll be subscribing once I get my PC updated, right now it isn't a very good gaming machine.

Games in the Vault

Titan Fall is one of the games in the Origin Access vault.
Before you subscribe take a good look at the video game titles available in vault.   Since most of these games are a few years old they can now be found from multiple sources for well bellow their pre-order prices.  For instance if you think you'll only play Battlefield 4 and Titan Fall you could pay $60 a year for an Origin Access subscription or get both for total of $40 and you will have overpaid in today's market. 

Origin Access is Worth It (for some)

If multiple titles in the vault are of interest to you and you don't mind play some excellent games from a few years ago than Origin Access is a good deal.  Those are the two major reasons to subscribe or to look elsewhere for your games.  Note:  Origin Access and EA Access for Xbox One are very similar. 
Battlefield™ Hardline Digital Deluxe
Battlefield Hardline on Origin Access

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